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[audio]Various Artists - Far Afield: A Webbed Hand Compilation [wh055]
Somewhere in the spectrum between Musique Concrete and Phonography, is a vast gray area that is disowned and disputed by either side. This compilation treats this no-man's land as its playground. Field recordings they are, with some processing, but not just walls of rhythmic noise. Sounds of nature, sounds of the city, using the non-instrumental rhythms and melodies of the source recording as the focal points, coaxing the music and beauty out of unplanned, un-orchestrated events...
Keywords: Field Recordings; Noise; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Sound Art; Experimental; Soundscape; Lowercase; Minimalism; musique concrete; Phonography
Downloads: 80,420 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[audio]Mystified - Cardboard Hotel Revisited [wh295] - Mystified
Mystified brings his 10 years on Webbed Hand full circle, revisiting his first album here, reshaping it to illustrate the evolution of his style. About the album: "It's been 10 years since Chris McDill first allowed me to appear on his premium netlabel, Webbed Hand Records." "Hundreds of releases later, Webbed Hand has maintained a consistent quality and aesthetic. It is different from other netlabels-- those who have listened will understand." "Since I have been asked to create one of the final...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; drone; remix; soundscape; Mystified; Thomas Park
Downloads: 286
[audio]Beyond Absence - Mood Report [wh131] - Beyond Absence
Beyond Absence returns of Webbed Hand with an album of meditative acoustic works influenced by jazz and ambient music. 01 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite I 02 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite II 03 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite III 04 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite IV 05 Still Awake 06 Gentle Man 07 Altar Boy 08 Standing Before Infinity 09 Saci-Pererê 10 Soundproof Lullaby 11 Ela 12 Glad at Last Beyond Absence is: Gustavo Caldas and Mauro Longordo Recorded at the Blue Shed Studio, Acton, MA, 2008 Pho...
Downloads: 53,904 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]K.M. Krebs - The Light Will Fill the Darkness and Obliterate It [wh065] - K.M. Krebs
The Light Will Fill the Darkness and Obliterate It is a poetic and richly textured work by Canadian sound artist K.M. Krebs. These tracks are blended together into a shifting exploration as evocative and powerful as the titles they bear. I find this to be excellent headphone music, and with eyes closed I am easily abducted into very strange realms. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene...
Keywords: Ambient/noise; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Abstract; Drones; musique concrete; Dark Meditative
Downloads: 24,810 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Actress [wh007] - C.P. McDill
Saluki Regicide returns with another selection of haunted head music to disturb your inner child. These are some very strange recordings. 20th Century sound artifacts are processed and manipulated into something wholly new, and at times unsettling. Unquiet architectures of auditory nostalgia, inhabiting some remote site between melody and microsound, hounded by history, ambushed by alchemy. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release...
Keywords: Cinematic Ambients; Microsound; Sound Art; Dark Ambient; Dreamworking
Downloads: 8,132 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Various Artists - Webbed Hand Presents ... The Darkdrone Mix [wh050]
Webbed Hand Records presents a selection of tracks by Webbed Hand artists regularly featured in streaming audio on Darkdrone Radio, a netstation which showcases the best of ambient, drone, and experimental recordings. From the first few months of Webbed Hand's existence as a netlabel, Darkdrone Radio has recognized its potential as a source of excellent sounds. Darkdrone has regularly featured works by Webbed Hand artists in its rotation, right in there alongside more prominent artists such as R...
Keywords: Electronic; IDM; Minimal-Dub; Meditative; Electroacoustic; Ambient; Drones; Dark Ambient; Drone & Bass; Soundscape; Dreamworking; musique concrete
Downloads: 21,548 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Tree Helicopter - Moon Calf [wh014] - C.P. McDill
A project which began as a spinoff of Saluki Regicide, but which took on a personality of its own as a pattern began to emerge. This is a peculiar sound art of a very diverse nature, but unified by the presence of Shortwave signals. These bizarre tracks may bend your mind, if you are in a susceptible state. An eclectic CD alternating between abstract and rhythmic, this body of work is dedicated to those who get the warm-n-fuzzies from hunching over shortwave radios, grooving on static and foreig...
Keywords: Electronic; Found Sounds; Sound Art; Beyond Classification; uneasy listening; musique concrete
Downloads: 16,232 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Vincent Bergeron - Casse-tete de l'Existence [wh056] - Vincent Bergeron
From the artist: "For this concept album, the idea was to make new songwriting. All structures were influenced by rock and also by experimental techno and prepared improvisation (which i still don't really enjoy most of the time though). There's choruses, verses, bridges, introductions and endings. They don't appear in the order, all the times, but they are there. The vocals and the lyrics came after...
Keywords: Psychedelic; Electroacoustic; Sound Art; Pop Experimental; Free Jazz; Weirdomusic
Downloads: 11,624 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Djinnestan - Selling the Wind [wh016] - C.P. McDill
Djinnestan is the quieter spawn of Saluki Regicide. Selling the Wind is a collection of tranquil ambient constructions which have been derived from more "complicated" tracks among my other recording projects. It has something in common with the Rain compositions as well, in that they are mellow studies in repetition with variation, but these differ in their brevity. As a collection, they are a pleasure to listen to...
Keywords: Easy Listening; Meditative; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Minimalism; Sound Art; Drones; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 22,543
[audio]Webbed Hand Presents String Ambient [wh101] - C.P. McDill
Our first compilation for 2008 presents a facet of ambient music that is often overlooked in favor of the more electronic or synthesized soundscapes. Here we have an eclectic collection of works featuring a broad variety string instruments, usually but not always treated to effects. In the artist credits below we've provided information about the instruments used, and you can see they range from the familiar to the exotic...
Keywords: ambient; string instruments; guitar, soundscape
Downloads: 9,459 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Gustavo Caldas - Broken Lights ep [wh280] - Gustavo Caldas
Familiar to fans of Beyond Absence, Gustavo Caldas brings his first solo work to Webbed Hand, an album of ambient piano jazz. About the album: Gustavo Caldas, a professionally trained musician, creates music to reach the heart of the listener. His previous albums as a member of the duo Beyond Absence, are: Rarified Complacency Heritage Mood Report Gustavo Caldas: Composer, performer, Recording & production Cover art by Gustavo Caldas Tracklist: 01 I-Out Of Sight (short message from Thomas Merton...
Keywords: ambient jazz; new age; ambient; piano music; Gustavo Caldas
Downloads: 195
[audio]Mystified & Others - Fractal Reflections [wh063] - Mystified
The indomitable Mystified has teamed up with some artists of his acquaintance to assemble this mix of unusual ambient works, based around a series of samples generated by programs that convert fractal information into sound files. "The pieces originated from fractal midi. "High Sun" is a fractal piece converted to .wav with very little interpretation. The piece was created using the program "Gingerbread"...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental; Abstract; Electro-organic; downtempo
Downloads: 6,064 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Simon Slator - Piano in the Rain [wh284] - Simon Slator
Simon Slator debuts on Webbed Hand with an expansive long-form ambient work based on one of his earlier compositions. About the Artist "Unofficially, I've been making music for almost twenty years. Officially, it's only been ten - and for seven of those, I was on hiatus. I started making music back in the days of Module Trackers - small pieces of software that played pitch-shifted samples from a grid that resembled a piano roll...
Keywords: drone; long-form; soundscape; ambient; meditative; Rain; Simon Slator
Downloads: 371 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]The Nikki Grace Experience & Crimson Mourn - All The Smiling Faces Split [wh292]
Experimental post-rock meets dark ambient in this split album with The Nikki Grace Experience and Crimson Mourn. About the album: The Nikki Grace Experience (Germany) The Nikki Grace Experience are Marko Hupel and Frank Lobow, founded in 2010 as a solo project of Marko, they follow their own musical inspiration, making jazzy, doomy and classical themes. Websites: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nikki-Grace-Experience/1461423394085971 http://www.lastfm.de/music/The+Nikki+Grace+Experience Crims...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; post-rock; experimental; electronic; classical
Downloads: 68
[audio]Rafael Flores & Mystified - Intrigue [wh060] - Rafael Flores & Mystified
Masterful abstract paintings in sound, wrought through the collaborative brilliance of Raphael Flores and mystified (aka Thomas Park). A transatlantic masterpiece of shared samples and creative accord. Each sent a selection of recordings to the other for mixing, and the results are here for you to enjoy. Rafael Flores hails from Andújar, Spain. Under his own name, and also as "Commando Bruno" he has appeared on many solo albums as well as compilations since 1981...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Microsound; Glitch; Ambient; Drones; Soundscape
Downloads: 15,358 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Heath Yonaites & K.M. Krebs - The Seed Project [wh068] - Heath Yonaites, K.M. Krebs
What more need I say? Heath Yonaites and K.M. Krebs, both figures who loom large and formidable in the field of imaginative/speculative sound art, have collaborated on an album. Ideal for headphones, or if you are blessed with a really great speaker setup, an environment you could immerse yourself in and swim around. In this collaboration, each provided the other with the raw materials to mix into finish tracks...
Keywords: Electronic; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Sound Art; Abstract; Dark Ambient; musique concrete
Downloads: 9,561 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Various - Radure 3: Oltreumano [wh074] - Various Artists
Webbed Hand Records presents the audio release of a multimedia project curated and compiled by Marco Lucchi (who has two previous releases with us). This work brings together some notable talent in the areas of phonography, ambient and experimental music, as well as in poetry and film. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction to Radure 3: Being third part of the project "radure" (music and creative philosophy), is dedicated to the oltreumano theme...
Keywords: Electronic; Experimental; Electroacoustic; Ambient; Soundscape
Downloads: 19,247 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Tribe of Astronauts - Rain 3 [wh086] - Tribe of Astronauts
Tribe of Astronauts' Rain 3 is a symphony in drone, recorded on a very windy day. The listener is transported in a place of wide and profound resonance. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes, with motifs played out cyclically and repetitively, rather than progressively, in o...
Keywords: drones; soundscape; ambient; long-form; meditative; trance
Downloads: 2,277 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 [wh073] - C.P. McDill
C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 (1993-2005) [wh073] Anthology 1 (1993-2005) Webbed Hand Records' first release of 2006 is an anthology of recordings by the label's founder, C.P. McDill. This selection represents the spectrum of his sound art projects from 1993 to 2005, excluding the long-form (CD-length) ambient recordings. C.P. McDill's began experimenting with recorded sound in the mid-1980s, but the tapes from that period have unfortunately (or fortunately) been lost...
Keywords: McDill; Webbed Hand; Saluki Regicide; Djinnestan; Ambient; Experimental
Downloads: 19,714 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Rain III [wh009] - C.P. McDill
Number III from SR, for Webbed Hand's "Rain" series of ambient concept albums. Psychedelic, synaesthetic, it puts your mind in a very strange place. Play this while you sleep. This is a single CD-length (approx 74 minutes) track. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing...
Keywords: New Age; Sound Art; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 3,326 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[audio]Kaazim Zareb - Miraaya [wh062] - Kaazim Zareb
Fire up your narghile (hookah, shisha) and settle back for some compelling arabic melodies and rhythms, performed by Kaazim Zareb, by profession a bellydance accompanist, who in this creative departure brings a jazzy improvisational flavor to mellow arabic art music. These tracks were produced and/or remixed by Thomas Park of Mystified and C.P. McDill of Webbed Hand Records. These tracks blend elements of traditional Middle Eastern musical idioms with contemporary electronica mixing style...
Keywords: Acoustic; Electronic; World Music; Middle Eastern; Desertronica
Downloads: 20,277 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Liroso and Sanefiftyfour - Sleep Sugar [wh288] - Liroso and Sanefiftyfour
A collaborative effort between Liroso and Sanefiftyfour, exploring their mutual vision of "old-fashioned space music." About the album: "Sanefiftyfour (me) is an artist, network engineer, and ex-economist, living in the Kansas City metro area, with experimental music releases on various netlabels. I met Florida audiophile Liroso through a mutual friend, became intrigued with Liroso's theories about sound, and sought a collaboration to realize some of these ideas in an old-fashioned space music p...
Keywords: ambient; drone; minimal; ambient drone; space music; Liroso and Sanefiftyfour
Downloads: 114
[audio]Tribe of Astronauts - Cyanotomy [wh294] - Tribe of Astronauts
The inscrutable Tribe of Astronauts performs a darkly delicate operation on your mind with this long-form soundscape. About the album: Sunburnt nomads of the celestial reaches, the masked collective known as Tribe of Astronauts has gifted us with yet another mysterious epistle, telling us all about their strange peregrinations, if only we could decipher the code in which it is set down. Tribe of Astronauts is a secret netlabel society in which any one member does not know all the others...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; drone; musique concrete; noise; Tribe of Astronauts
Downloads: 80
[audio]Akashic Crow's Nest - Poste Restante [wh090] - C.P. McDill
C.P. McDill kicks off 2008 with a new release from Akashic Crow's Nest. Drones, sparkles, shimmers, vague rhythms & melodies carry the listeners on a weird introspective trip. This is good headphone music. The recordings of Akashic Crow’s Nest are created by first making a very long thin picture file that functions much like a piano roll, which is then fed into a software synthesizer which reads the picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and translates the values into tones, adding variab...
Keywords: space; drone; ambient; experimental; generative
Downloads: 1,396
[audio]Marco Lucchi - Some Perfect Curtains [wh075] - Marco Lucchi
Webbed Hand Records presents another release of a multimedia project composed by Italian avante-garde sound artist Marco Lucchi. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction: some perfect curtains is a sort of anthology of my latest work it shows my love for the audio scores (no only the music) of films they are kind of movies without images (well, sometimes with images...) and they are some very acousmatic works they are ending or opening titles of imaginary films too and they "promote" me as a composer...
Keywords: experimental; performance art; poetry; electronica
Downloads: 7,491 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Saluki Regicide & Mystified - A Foreign Installation [wh110] - C.P. McDill
This is the third collaboration between Mystified and Saluki Regicide. This time the concept is unique: one is assigned all frequencies below 1kHz, and the other gets everything above. The upper and lower halves were not united until the final mix, and then only adjusted for compatible levels and fades. Recorded by Thomas Park & C.P. McDill Produced & Mastered by C.P. McDill, 2008 Thomas Park (Mystified): Drones, Everything below 1kHz C.P...
Keywords: drones; experimental; ambient; samples; atmospheric; soundscape; science fiction
Downloads: 2,293 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Grove of Whispers - Blue Harvest (feat. Scott Lawlor) [wh293] - John Tocher
Blue Harvest was a live set performed in 2013 by Grove of Whispers, with contributions from Scott Lawlor. About the album: "Blue Harvest was performed live on stillstream.com August 11 and 13, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of the imagination. Some drones were provided by Scott Lawlor, the host of "The Blind Flight", an ambient music podcast heard on stillstream.com each Friday night...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; drone; soundscape; field recordings; Grove of Whispers; John Tocher; Scott Lawlor
Downloads: 76
[audio]Audio Gourmet - Defying Science [wh103] - Audio Gourmet
Dark ambient, drone, musique concrete, field recordings, and orchestrated noise are all descriptions which easily fit this collection of quiet yet deep mood pieces. This is the third album on Webbed Hand by Audio Gourmet. The track order: 01 Inner Monologue 02 Zephirus 03 Arcane Truth 04 Ancient Paean 05 Magnetic Implosion 06 Relic 07 Circa 1812 08 Sumerian Empire 09 An Uncertain Moment 10 Lament For An Extinct Species 11 Hollow Endeavour 12 Birth Of A Planet 13 Tomorrow's Memory 14 Cries Of The...
Keywords: Drone; Dark Ambient; Ambient; Soundscape
Downloads: 1,591
[audio]The Nature of Light - A Lullaby for Madisen [wh088] - The Nature of Light
Webbed Hand Records welcomes in 2008 by welcoming a new artist to the label. A Lullaby for Madisen is the first album on Webbed Hand for The Nature of Light. This set of recordings is a soothing ambient journey made up of electronic, electroacoustic, and field recorded elements, blended nicely into a continuous flow. "An ambient journey through water and waves, Air and Space. A lullaby written for a dear friend, who holds more than a special place in my heart." -- The Artist...
Downloads: 4,370 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Scott Lawlor - Rain 1 [wh267] - Scott Lawlor
A serene organ-drone soundscape, for the "Rain" series, by ambient artist Scott Lawlor, host of Stillstream's Blind Flight program. About the album: "I've been wanting to do something for the rain series for some months now and I've felt for a while that the organ has been underrepresented so-to-speak in the drone/ambient genres. The only other organ set that I know of that's specifically ambient is Problem-Reaction-Solution, which I am quite fond of...
Keywords: drone; long-form; soundscape; ambient; meditative; Rain; Scott Lawlor
Downloads: 537 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Rain I [wh002] - C.P. McDill
Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. This particular album is a 74-minute ambient lullabye, rich in mysterious sounds and dimly familiar allusions. It is recommended that you play this at low volume, as background when you go to sleep. Shifting repetition of motifs, ensures that your brain will quickly be lulled by the strange yet familiar...
Keywords: Dream; Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 3,976 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]The Nikki Grace Experience - Hearse: The Black and White Opinion [wh261] - The Nikki Grace Experience
This concept album by The Nikki Grace Experience is well-crafted melancholic post-rock pop with influences from ambient to cinematic soundtrack music. About the album: "a yin-yang journey, creeping, standing, hopeful, a journey along the lines in our hands. perpetual acrylic lines!!! thanxx goes to: my lovely wife, my friends, my family. c.p.mcdill for allow me to release:) thanxxxxx lotte kestner, for her awesome voice and help, http://lottekestner.tumblr.com/ lynch kingsley, for drone arts and...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; post-rock; experimental; electronic; classical
Downloads: 484 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Meho - Welcome to Sarajevo [wh286] - Meho
A dark and melancholic portrait of a land still haunted by the legacy of a war, even decades after its end. About: "My Name is Meho and I work under the project name Meho. I started listening to German electronic music like Klaus Schulze, Kluster, etc. in 1996 at the same time I started to record all kind of sounds which I still do to this day. It was when I acquired a computer I started to experiment with creating tracks...
Keywords: Meho; Ambient; Drone; Dark Ambient; Electronica; Experimental
Downloads: 217
[audio]Djinnestan - Rain 3 [wh077] - C.P. McDill
A third Rain-themed longform ambient composition by Djinnestan. Perhaps still in a forest, but now at the banks of a stream, with wisps of fog, chirping crickets, the moon, and other mysterious nocturnal elements. This CD-length work creates a nice acoustic mood for meditation or sleep. It is recommended that you play it at low volume, as it is meant to be listened to peripherally, not directly. Personnel: C.P...
Keywords: ambient; dreamscape; experimental
Downloads: 3,655 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Grove of Whispers - One Minute Drone [wh289] - John Tocher
Grove of Whisper's richly textured drones reworked into minute-long pieces to play in order or shuffled. About the album: One Minute Drone came out the idea of trying things that other people don't. I had seen someone asking about making drone music and people saying something like "well the first thing you got to understand about drone music is they are going to be long." I thought when I seen that "aha, there's an assumption everyone makes, I'll see what happens when I do the opposite." Being ...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; drone; field recordings; Grove of Whispers; John Tocher
Downloads: 103 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Grove of Whispers - Swirl [wh243] - Grove of Whispers
A dark and surrounding moodscape, recorded as a live radio session by Grove of Whispers. About the album: Swirl was performed on stillstream.com October 19, 2012. Done live using midi controller and hackintosh. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer. A virtual extension of my imagination. Grove of Whispers is John Tocher. John does the Sadayatana podcast and plays live several nights a week on Stillstream...
Keywords: dark ambient; noise; experimental; Grove of Whispers; John Tocher
Downloads: 335
[audio]Subterrestrial - Nature is Infinite [wh177] - Subterrestrial
Subterrestrial's richly orchestrated synth ambient is inspired by experiences of the natural world. "My recent project is an ambient/dark ambient album called "Nature is Infinite," recorded with softsynths, classic keys (albeit emulated) and field recordings... This album is inspired by my encounters with nature and the natural world, whether I am out on a walk in my neighborhood, a hike or camping in the woods." Here is a little background info on what inspired the tracks on this album...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; soundtrack; synthesizers; Subterrestrial; soundscape
Downloads: 532
[audio]Audio Gourmet - Subconscious Substance [wh112] - Audio Gourmet
This is an album to play when you are sitting along, reminiscing about bygone times. Subtle, restful melodies and sounds of nature guide the mind to positive, yet nostalgic reveries. TRACK ORDER: 01 Garden's Apex (03:52) 02 7 Minutes Of Peace (07:23) 03 October (09:39) 04 Preserving The Obsolete (07:49) 05 Forgotten Dreams (03:30) 06 Subconscious Substance (09:47) 07 25 Years On (07:22) 08 Underlying The Mind (04:59) 09 The Future [Bonus Drone] (12:57) Recorded and Produced by H...
Keywords: Ambient; Soundscape; Drone; Dreamscape; Quiet; Meditative
Downloads: 2,667
[audio]Tim Doyle - Incarnation [wh196] - Tim Doyle
A glittering soundscape, this long-form generative piece by experimentalist Tim Doyle is based on fractal algorithms. About Incarnation: "I had about 100 candidates for names in something like 29 subcategories under some 8 main categories, and Incarnation finally won out. This is one of what I call my "hinged" pieces, where there is a profound alteration at the midpoint, often opening up the piece in some way, although it can go the other way or just sideways in some cases...
Keywords: ambient; electronic; meditative; new age; experimental; generative; fractal
Downloads: 323
[audio]Akashic Crow's Nest - The Void Captain's Tale [wh015] - C.P. McDill
This imaginary soundtrack to a sci-fi space odyssey is a synaesthetic sound gallery in the drone/ambient tradition. Inspired by Jules Verne, Norman Spinrad, and 70s synthesizer concept albums, it's a compelling and surprising CD. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Pay...
Keywords: Easy Listening; Electronic; Space; Sound Art
Downloads: 4,198 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]David Kennedy - The Infinite Mirror [wh291] - David Kennedy
David Kennedy composed this album around the concept of the pyramids communicating with the constellation of Orion. About the album: The infinite mirror started as a single sound, a seed from millions of threads, which grew into the album you are now listening to. In the software I created pyramid shapes by cutting and pasting the music, thus creating "The infinite mirror." From that came the idea of basing the songs on the building of the pyramids at Giza as they may or may not have been built ...
Keywords: David Kennedy; Ambient; Experimental; Dark Ambient; Electronica; Experimental Electronica
Downloads: 97
[audio]Mystified - Bone Drones 4 [wh211] - Mystified
Mystified has expanded the original Bone Drones trilogy into new territory thanks to the acquisition of a new instrument. A recently invented trombone called the Jiggs pBone has revolutionized the world of "brass" instruments. Although it is constructed of plastic, it is capable of the rich tones and volume of its traditional metallic cousin. It is in its lighter weight and less brassy overtones that new possibilities occur, and thusly inspired, Thomas Park of Mystified has undertaken to begin a...
Keywords: Mystified; ambient; dark ambient; drone; ambient drone; organic drone; acoustic drone; soundscape
Downloads: 1,144 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]mayfairgrin - Amplify Then Fade [wh266] - Andrew Latham
Mayfairgrin, a name familiar to longtime Webbed Hand fans, returns with this newest work of darkly experimental electronica. About the album: 'Amplify Then Fade' explores personal revelations and acts as a confessional: if the mind is an asylum, there are birds singing and radiant sun just outside the bars of our windows. the sound is a meditation on disorder and a longing for a joy that seems within reach, but always impossible to grasp.....
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; downtempo; experimental; electronic; postrock; mayfairgrin
Downloads: 309
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Dematerialized [wh001] - C.P. McDill
Saluki Regicide's first album of soundtracks for weird dreams, these peculiar sonic paintings are less music than opiate science fiction. This is headphone music for playing in the dark, plain and simple. The work of Saluki Regicide is a transmission from one synaesthetic consciousness to another. Simultaneously dark and witty, it engages your mind and leads it to some very strange places. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release...
Keywords: Experimental; Sound Art; Dark Ambient; uneasy listening; Dreamworking
Downloads: 6,864 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]833-45 - Rain 1 [wh079] - K.M. Krebs
Here is a contribution to the acclaimed Rain series on Webbed Hand by 833-45, a project of the talented producer K.M. Krebs. A long-form ambient work awash in subtle throbs and hypnotic crackle, this entrancing recording presents the 833-45 sound in a CD length journey through a more hidden auditory spectrum of aerial electronic phenomena. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; drone; dreamscape; longform ambient; soundscape; electroacoustic
Downloads: 3,174 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Nodus1 - Eyeblink [wh290] - Nodus1
Nodus1 debuts on Webbed Hand with this collection of relaxed ambient guitar improvisations. About the Artist: Nodus1 is a musical unit producing semi-improvised, instrumental, acoustic guitar music. Nodus 1 began in 2010 and has performed low-key, informal gigs in London, Tokyo and Valencia. The music of Nodus1 is ever changing, encapsulating the mood of the moment in which it is made. All the recordings on âEyeblinkâ were made on Garageband 10.0.0 on a Mac, recorded with a Samson CO1U microph...
Keywords: guitar; ambient guitar; improvisation; Nodus1
Downloads: 66
[audio]Tribe of Astronauts - Rain 2 [wh031] - Tribe of Astronauts
Seismic, elemental, oceanic, liquid. There are numerous adjectives that can well describe this subtle 72-minute composition without giving away all of its secrets. Shifting drones and drips and drops conceal deeper activities. Tribe of Astronauts' second Rain album continues in the tradition of Webbed Hand's popular series of CD-length ambient soundscapes, intended for quiet listening. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records...
Keywords: Ambient; Meditative; Electroacoustic; Drones; Dark Ambient; Minimalism; Dreamworking
Downloads: 3,073 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[audio]Mystified & The Ghost Between the Strings - Ghostbone [wh174] - mystified & TGBtS
A collaborative effort, these fascinating drone-ambient works are made with trombone and processed guitar. "Ghostbone was recorded in late Winter of 2011 by French guitarist The Ghost Between The Strings and American trombonist Mystified. No synths were used. Only acoustic sources are in this release. Some sounds were processed before mixed, and a random function in the processing tool was heavily used, to add chance to the palette of tools on board...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; drone; ambient drone; organic drone; collaboration; mystified
Downloads: 1,837 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Marco Lucchi - Tantra à l'usage des anges [wh058] - Marco Lucchi
"Tantra à l'usage des anges" A multimedia performance Recorded Live in Carpi at "la Fonoteca" december 1999 length 00:59:07 Webbed Hand welcomes the work of Marco Lucchi, a noted and very skilled musician who has distinguished himself in Italy for his work in the experimental, new age, and electronica genres. This album is the audio document of a multimedia performance which took place in 1999, based around the texts of French poet Jean Michel Maulpoix, who took part in this event...
Keywords: New Age; Poetry; Spirituality; mysticism; Performance Art; Live Electronic; French
Downloads: 14,512 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Mystified - Alien Doppler [wh045] - Mystified
Here is another fine long-form ambient composition by the prolific Mystified. Good for both headphone psychonautics or quiet low-volume ambience, this work is a subtle and shifting composition of echoing percussions across a windy landscape. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings...
Keywords: ambient; drone; experimental; long-form; dark ambient; soundscape
Downloads: 727 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
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